Posts Categorized: Pythian

Log Buffer #216, A Carnival of the Vanities for DBAs

Log Buffer has become the mainstream carnival of the Oracle blogosphere. Technological advances in Oracle, MySQL, SQL Server and other database systems, more and more conferences, and increasing numbers of bloggers are making log buffering more and more interesting, and this week’s edition Log Buffer #216 is a clear manifestation of that.

Nagios Plugin for MySQL

I am about to present the very first public appearance of PalominoDB’s nagios plugin for MySQL.  This has been running on several clients in production for about 6 months, so we know it’s stable.  The PDF’s of the presentation slides and white paper can be downloaded, and are also available from our Community section (presentations and white…

Slides for Configuring MySQL for Optimal Performance

On Sunday at Collaborate 11, I delivered a 6-hour presentaton on “Configuring MySQL for Optimal Performance”.  While there was a lot of discussion and points made that are not captured in the slides and their notes, if you want to download the slides/notes there is a 1.0 Mb PDF at Also, you may have noticed…

A Semantic Version Plugin for Dist::Zilla

With Dist::Zilla, so far I was manually setting up the new version number in the dist.ini of my distributions. But, as I’m a lazy, lazy man, automating the process was still at the back of my mind. Well, I finally found the time to work on this. The result is Dist::Zilla::Plugin::Author::YANICK::NextSemanticVersion, which currently lives in the Dist::Zilla::PluginBundle::YANICK distribution (and, of course, in its GitHub repository).

We don’t call it COLLABORATE for nothing

COLLABORATE … the ultimate yearly destination for knowledge transfer between peers … what a vehicle. I have missed one year of the IOUG show in the past 21 offerings. There is no better place to be in the spring of each calendar year … see you there.

Don’t miss 2 Pythian Oracle Exadata webinars this week

Join Pythian’s Marc Fielding for this free webinar on Tuesday April 5, at 1pm ET with Miro Consulting to learn about the significant business and performance advantages of Oracle Exadata including reduced costs, shorter deployment time, superior performance, increased functionality and streamlined support based on real-life experience. This session will lend valuable insight as you begin your Oracle Exadata implementation project.

Important Things I’ve Learned at Hotsos 2011

Hotsos is a blast. Easily the best technical Oracle conference. The speakers are terrific, the topics are cutting edge and the audience is experienced, intelligent and engaged. I’m documenting the best lessons I’ve learned, so you can learn too and so I won’t forget them.

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